BGSU arts events through March 29

Saxophone quartet performs in the 2016 Wayland Chamber Music Competition. The 2017 finals are Sunday March 19.

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March 16The Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series features visiting writer Dustin M. Hoffman. Author of the story collection “One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist” and winner of the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize, Hoffman earned his MFA in fiction from BGSU.  The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

March 17The Brown Bag Music Series continues with Opera! The performance will begin at 11:45 a.m. in the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave., Bowling Green. Free

March 17Elsewhere productions continue with “Jimmy and Sally.” The show will begin at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Additional performances will be at 8 p.m. on March 18 and 19. Free

March 18The ARTalk series presents “Where Next: The Future of Art.” Prominent artists and scholars will discuss the future of art in work, education and careers. Featured speakers include Cynthia Crow, program officer for the Fulbright Scholar Program in New York; Regin Igloria, multidisciplinary artist and arts administrator in Chicago, and John Jennings, graphic designer and associate professor at the University of Buffalo. The ARTalk will begin at 4 p.m. in room 204 of the Fine Arts Center. Free

March 18The opening reception for the BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition will begin at 7 p.m. in the Bryan and Wankelman Galleries located in the Fine Arts Center. Free

Through March 31The BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition will be on display in the Bryan and Wankelman Galleries, located in the Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m.Sundays. Free

March 19The 10th annual Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition concludes with the Student Chamber Competition Finals. The finalists will perform at 3 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

March 21Tuesdays at the Gish presents the 2002 film “Far From Heaven,” directed by Todd Haynes. Julianne Moore is the perfect wife, Dennis Quaid is her husband, and Dennis Haysbert her gardener. The score by Elmer Bernstein, cinematography by Edward Lachman, and design by Mark Friedberg recreate the feel of Douglas Sirk’s melodramas; Haynes’ script updates the critique to include a look at normative views of race and sexuality. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall. Free

March 23Visiting writer Claire Vaye Watkins, author of “Gold Frame Citrus,” will share her work as part of the Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series. The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel. Free

March 24Bowling Green Opera Theater presents Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene.” The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in the Donnell Theatre located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Advance tickets are $5 for students and children and $15 for adults. All tickets are $20 the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in the Wolfe Center at 419-372-8171, or online at http://www.bgsu.edu/the-arts/. An additional performance will be at 2 p.m. on March 26.

March 24 – EAR | EYE Listening and Looking: Contemporary Music and Art explores the relationship of contemporary music and art through music performances in response to specific works of art and discussion. It is a partnership between the doctoral program at BGSU’s College of Musical Arts and the Toledo Museum of Art. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. Free

March 28Tuesdays at the Gish continues with the 1991 film “Thelma and Louise,” directed by Ridley Scott. Based on the award-winning screenplay by Callie Khouri, the film shares the remarkable but troubling adventures of Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon) that arise from their desire to take a few days off from their oppressive lives as women in domestic/economic relationships. Their misadventures lead to encounters with a duplicitous hitchhiker (Brad Pitt) and a sympathetic policeman (Harvey Keitel). The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater located in Hanna Hall. Free

March 28Jazz Week begins with the Vocal Jazz Ensemble in performance at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

March 28Music at the Manor House features viola students of Matthew McBride-Daline. The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Manor House, located at Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., Toledo. Free

March 29In celebration of Jazz Week, the Faculty Artist Series will feature the Jazz Faculty Group. The recital will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

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